Definitions for ingeniousɪnˈdʒin yəs

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word ingenious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)

    showing inventiveness and skill

    "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"

Wiktionary

  1. ingenious(Adjective)

    Displaying genius or brilliance; tending to invent.

    This fellow is ingenious; he fixed a problem I didn't even know I had.

  2. ingenious(Adjective)

    Characterized by genius; cleverly done or contrived.

    That is an ingenious model of the atom.

  3. ingenious(Adjective)

    Witty; original; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious.

    He sent me an ingenious reply for an email.

  4. Origin: From ingeniosus, from ingenium, from in + gignere, genere. Compare ingénieux; see also engine.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ingenious(adj)

    possessed of genius, or the faculty of invention; skillful or promp to invent; having an aptitude to contrive, or to form new combinations; as, an ingenious author, mechanic

  2. Ingenious(adj)

    proseeding from, pertaining to, or characterized by, genius or ingenuity; of curious design, structure, or mechanism; as, an ingenious model, or machine; an ingenious scheme, contrivance, etc

  3. Ingenious(adj)

    witty; shrewd; adroit; keen; sagacious; as, an ingenious reply

  4. Ingenious(adj)

    mental; intellectual

  5. Origin: [L. ingeniosus, fr. ingenium innate or natural quality, natural capacity, genius: cf. F. ingnieux. See Engine.]

Freebase

  1. Ingenious

    Ingenious is the English name for Einfach Genial, a German abstract strategy board game designed by Reiner Knizia under commission from Sophisticated Games and published in 2004 by Kosmos. Across most of Europe it is titled as the local translation of Ingenious or Simply Ingenious, the notable exception being Mensa Connections in the UK.


Translations for ingenious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for ingenious »

Translation

Find a translation for the ingenious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ingenious definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"ingenious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 2 Jul 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/ingenious>.

Are we missing a good definition for ingenious? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ingenious:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.